Camp Smith, Cairo, Illinois - Batteries Guarding the Upper Levee

Title

Camp Smith, Cairo, Illinois - Batteries Guarding the Upper Levee

Abstract

Wide camp view.

Artist

Date

August 1861

Transcription

Recto: "Artillery. // Dragoons Capt. Barker. // Camp Smith. Cairo. Batteries Guarding the upper levee. // Artillery. // Arbors covered with foliage like in Lagerbeer gardens. Skirmishers."
Verso: "Engrave this by all means. // Capt Smith's Artillery & Barker's Dragoons are the pet companies of Chicago, Illinois. The sketch is very accurate keep the character of the trees. I shall write the description to morrow [signed] HL."

Condition

Loss of paper at upper and lower right corners and top and bottom margins; pin pricks at upper left and center.

Medium

graphite on wove paper

Dimensions

7.75 x 10.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

37.0408845, -89.19174

Source

Original drawing location: CW-HL-IL-8/61a (Box 5.)

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4487

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-HL-IL-8/61a

Citation

Lovie, Henri, “Camp Smith, Cairo, Illinois - Batteries Guarding the Upper Levee,” The Becker Collection, accessed October 25, 2020, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2876.